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Psalm 128New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 128[a]

The Blessed Home of the Just

A song of ascents.

I

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    and who walk in his ways.
What your hands provide you will enjoy;
    you will be blessed and prosper:
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your home,
Your children like young olive plants
    around your table.
Just so will the man be blessed
    who fears the Lord.

II

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see Jerusalem’s prosperity
    all the days of your life,
    and live to see your children’s children.
Peace upon Israel!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 128 A statement that the ever-reliable God will bless the reverent (Ps 128:1). God’s blessing is concrete: satisfaction and prosperity, a fertile spouse and abundant children (Ps 128:2–4). The perspective is that of the adult male, ordinarily the ruler and representative of the household to the community. The last verses extend the blessing to all the people for generations to come (Ps 128:5–6).
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Psalm 128New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Psalm 128

The Happy Home of the Faithful

A Song of Ascents.

Happy is everyone who fears the Lord,
    who walks in his ways.
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
    you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Thus shall the man be blessed
    who fears the Lord.

The Lord bless you from Zion.
    May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you see your children’s children.
    Peace be upon Israel!

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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Psalm 128Good News Translation (GNT)

The Reward of Obedience to the Lord

128 Happy are those who obey the Lord,
    who live by his commands.

Your work will provide for your needs;
    you will be happy and prosperous.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine in your home,
    and your children will be like young olive trees around your table.
A man who obeys the Lord
    will surely be blessed like this.

May the Lord bless you from Zion!
    May you see Jerusalem prosper
    all the days of your life!
May you live to see your grandchildren!

Peace be with Israel!

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 128New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Blessedness of the Fear of the Lord.

A Song of Ascents.

128 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
When you shall eat of the [a]fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
[b]Within your house,
Your children like olive plants
Around your table.
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord.

The Lord bless you from Zion,
And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
Indeed, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 128:2 Lit labor
  2. Psalm 128:3 Lit In the innermost parts of
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Psalm 128New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 128

A song of ascents.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

New International Version (NIV)

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